Hockey From the Blind Side – Who is John Panarese

December 30, 2014

People have seen his articles over the past few years on Eyes on Isles, and here on Isles Talk.  They have heard his voice on WGBB radio… But who is John Panarese?  I have actually had people ask me, is he REALLY blind? The answer is YES, but believe me – when I tell you – read his articles and listen to him talk about the team he loves so…


Isles Talk 2014-15 Previews – New York Rangers

September 10, 2014

Over the next few weeks, Isles Talk will be previewing the NHL before we drop the puck on this 2014-15 season.  I have decide to take on the assignment of covering the boys from 33rd Street and 7th Avenue, the New York Rangers.  Here is my preview.  Please comment on this, and let me know what you think…. New York Rangers 2013-14 Record – 45-31-6 (96pts) – 2nd in Metro…


Gary & John Chat With Snow Tonight

Tonight, Gary Harding and John Panarese will host New York Islanders General Manager Garth Snow and will be taking your questions at 9:00pm. To hear the interview, just click on the link here.   If you would like to Tweet Gary questions his twitter handle is @IslesSection317 (He looks like he just returned from an “Animal House” frat party) and make sure you use the hashtag #AskGarth. If you’re on the road, you can listen…

May 4, 2014

Congrats to Our Paul Kreischer

One of the perks of being a recognized blog for the Islanders/Sound Tigers is the ability to get to ‘cover’ a game and get the experience of being in the Press Box to work the game, see everything with the other media, as well as getting the chance to get to the locker room after the game, and get the quote from the player or coach. Then, after all is…

February 12, 2014

Isles Talk 2013-14 Preseason Review – Metro Division – New Jersey Devils

NJ Devils 2013-14 Roster Changes: Out:  RW Ilya Kovalchuk, RW David Clarkson, C Steve Sullivan, W Alexei Ponikarovsky, D Henrik Tallinder, G Johan Hedberg In: W Ryane Clowe, W Michael Ryder, W Jaromir Jagr, G Cory Schneider Last year’s Record 19-19-10 – 48 points – 11th place in Eastern Conference, 5th in Atlantic Division. Less than 18 months ago – the Devils were two victories away from winning their fourth…

September 10, 2013

Jiggs at the Booster Club Last Night – Thoughts on Tonight

*** NOTE – If you are a Cablevision subscriber, check out a piece that will be on News 12 about John Panarese, my fellow writer.  They are doing a story on how a ‘blind’ man can write so articulately about the Islanders.  Check it out! *** The New York Islanders Booster Club had a meeting last night, and an old friend stopped by. As you may or may not know,…

April 16, 2013